Matthew R. Benson, MD


Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207


Dr. Matthew R. Benson is a junior clinical scientist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mayo College of Medicine. His research includes an interest in bone health having studied screening tools for vitamin D deficiency as well as factors affecting nutritional rickets in Alaska Native Children. He has studied obesity in children and looked at lipoprotein sub-fractions in obese children as compared with lean children. He also has studied treatments for precocious puberty participating in a phase 3 trial that led to approval of a new subcutaneous gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist in children with precocious puberty. Of late, he has been involved in pivotal trials using artificial pancreas technology in type 1 diabetes mellitus.


  • Pediatric Endocrinology - UF College of Medicine Jacksonville Program, 2011

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Shands Jacksonville/WCH, 2007

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Ben-Gurion University of Negev, 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Endocrinology

  • Bone Health
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Nutritional Rickets
  • Precocious Puberty

  • Improved glycemic control either alone, or combined with antioxidant supplementation, fails to restore blood glutathione or markers of oxidative stress in adolescents with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes; Nutrition Research; (2023).

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  • Parental diabetes distress is a stronger predictor of child HbA1c than diabetes device use in school-age children with type 1 diabetes; BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care; (2023).

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  • Cambridge hybrid closed-loop algorithm in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a multicentre 6-month randomised controlled trial.; The Lancet. Digital health; (2022).

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  • Phase 3 Trial of a Small-volume Subcutaneous 6-Month Duration Leuprolide Acetate Treatment for Central Precocious Puberty.; The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism; (2020).

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  • Rickets and vitamin D deficiency in Alaska native children.; Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism; (2015).

  • Somatic and germline CACNA1D calcium channel mutations in aldosterone-producing adenomas and primary aldosteronism; Unknown Source; (2013).

  • Lipoprotein subfractions by ion mobility in lean and obese children; Unknown Source; (2012).

  • Utility of Urine Calcium and Phosphate as Screening Tools for Vitamin D Deficiency in Children; Pediatrics and Therapeutics; (2012).

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